Fully Electric Bus Case Study

Features & Benefits:

Module:

  • High cycle life
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • No ventilation required
  • Reliable electronics and firmware
  • Inherently safe lithium ion chemistry
  • Rugged mechanical design
  • Scalable for different voltages & capacities

Battery Pack :

  • Configurable for many customer specific charging requirements such as CHAdeMO
  • Includes Battery Management System (U-BMS) + higher level Master Battery Server
  • Inter-modular balancing by BMS, module cell balancing at module level.
  • Compatible with standard chargers such as Brusa and EDN
  • 58 data points accessible via CANBus
Technical Specifications:

Working with a leading global bus builder, Lithium Werks’ (formerly Valence Technology) has become the supplier of choice for their electric bus portfolio. The main offering in this range of vehicles is a 10 meter bus that can carry up to 37 seated passengers and has a maximum range of 150 kilometers.

This platform has several options that can be offered as part of the Lithium Werks’ energy package.

These include:

  • A CHAdeMO compliant Fast Charging DC option
  • Options for inductive (wireless) charging
  • Fully integrated remote monitoring through GPRS over 3G cellular communications
  • Modular design allows customer to incorporate increased redundancy and range

This vehicle has now proved such a success that it is being used across the UK and Europe in city buses, university transport, airport park & ride shuttles, and tourist buses. Over 60 are currently in service and this vehicle is soon to be part of the largest fully electric bus fleet in Europe.

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